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Thursday, April 12, 2018

We Have News...

Amidst all of the chaos of the smoke saga in March & April, Ken was offered a job in Utah. After flying out there to visit and check it out, he is accepting the job and expects to start in May! So that means that while we just barely got back into our house (and are still basically camping inside our home), we're transitioning from unpacking to re-packing!

We're Moving to Utah www.RaisingMemories.com

The Packing Craziness


Unfortunately we can't just keep everything packed from when we moved out of our house for the smoke/soot cleaning because it all happened so quickly that;

a) it wasn't all packed efficiently and
b) we didn't have time to clean everything before we moved it out

...so we still have work to do!

This means we're unpacking all of the boxes, cleaning what still needs to be cleaned, throwing more things out, and trying to sell some things that survived the smoke but we don't want to bring across the continent with us! Then we'll re-pack and make an itemized list of what we've packed in each box for when we cross the border.

Why We're Excited About Utah



Utah is an exciting place for us to move to because Ken & I each have a sister living there. It's going to be really fun to hang out with them and for our kids to spend time with their cousins! I have a couple of friends from my University days who also live in Utah, and we have some other family & friends there right now, too. We're glad to be relocating to a place where we already know some people! Also, online shopping & shipping are way better in the USA! ;)

Moving Announcement Photography


What We'll Miss about Canada


Most of all, we'll miss the long cold Canadian Winters. Not! I hear Utah's winters are a bit milder and shorter than ours, so you can add that to the excitement list! haha We're really going to miss our friends and family in Canada though. Ken & I have both spent almost our whole lives within an hour's drive of where we live now (with the exception of 2 years when he lived in Mexico & I lived in Idaho).

What this Means for Raising Memories


This blog is all about making memories while raising kids, and I share my thoughts and ideas largely through the stories of our own experiences. This means that not much will change with the blog; I may even be more active because we'll be having a lot of new adventures in Utah and I'll want to share it all with you!

How We're Feeling About It


The last 3 years have been a real challenge for Ken & I. Things really slowed down with his PhD and at times it felt like it would never end! We were so happy when he graduated! We were very ready to close that chapter of our lives. I'm so happy for Ken as he has found a post doctoral research opportunity that he's really excited about. I'm also looking forward to the adventure of moving to another country and seeing where all of this leads us! We don't know how long we'll be in Utah but I guess we're getting used to not being able to see too far into our future. All we can do is jump on, hold tight, and enjoy the ride (and hope we get a chance to steer a little here & there)!

I hope you'll join us as I continue to share the whole experience with you here!


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19 comments:

  1. I will miss you! But I am so excited for you guys! <3

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  2. Yay Utah! If we end up being close by we will have to meet up!

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  3. Fantastic news for your family! Congratulations on the research/new opportunity!

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    1. Thank you Jessa!! I'm glad we got to see you last year while we were still in Canada! :)

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  4. So excited for you guys! If you make it to the Seattle area let us know because we'd love to see you guys!

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    1. Thank you Kelli! That would be so fun! We sure miss your family!

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  5. Congrats! Although, Canada will miss you!

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  6. Tori is already really sad that Talia and Katrina aren’t going to be around 😭 Well miss you guys!!!

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    1. We will miss you all so much, too!! I'm trying not to think too much about that part! :(

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  7. How wonderful for all of you especially after the mess with the smoke damage. Happy for you and the kids and Ken. I hear UTAH is gorgeous. I'm hoping to get there one day for a visit during ski season.

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    1. Thank you Paula! Yes, Utah is a great place for skiing, for sure! We are here right now, home hunting, and the mountains are amazing!

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  8. So wonderful to meet you today in Relief Society! Any friend of Claire’s is a friend of mine ❤️ Safe travels and great luck in your move!

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    1. Thank you Nancy!! It was great to meet you too, I'm glad Claire introduced us! :)

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  9. Congratulations to Ken and your family! Utah is a nice place.

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  10. Congratulations,you just never know what life will put out there for you.All the best!

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~Heather Lynne

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